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Free or Paid Web Hosting?


It really depends on what your needs are and what you are trying to accomplish. There are advantages and disadvantages for both paid and free web hosting.



Free web hosting



Advantages:



– The most obvious benefit is that it’s free.


– You can use your free web space to practice programming. Not many, but some free web hosting plans support a programming language such as PHP, ASP, CGI/Perl, Coldfusion or JSP.


– A free web hosting plan is great for creating a small personal website.

Disadvantages:

– A bunch of free web hosts place their banner and text ads on your website.


– With a large number of free hosts, your website is placed in a sub-domain or a folder (www.yourwebsite.freehosting.com or www.freehosting.com/yourwebsite) which sometimes results in poor search engine rankings.


– Because they are offering free hosting, the majority of free web hosts can not afford to offer 24/7 or any support.


– Very few free web hosts offer a control panel with their plans.


– Another flaw with free web hosts is many don’t allow FTP access which is an obstacle if you have many files to upload.


– Free web hosting plans don’t offer much disk space or data transfer. This could be a problem if you have a lot of large files or if your website generates a lot of traffic.

Paid web hosting



Advantages:


– With paid hosting, you will now have any unwanted text or banner ads placed on your website.


– Your website will not be placed in a sub-domain or folder. You will have your own domain name (yourwebsite.com) which will not only result in better search engine rankings, it also looks more professional.


– Most paid web hosts offer 24/7 support.


– A lot of paid web hosting plans offer a control panel such as cPanel, Vdeck, Plesk or Ensim which offer features like web stats, the ability to password protect directories, and the ability to create web based email accounts.


– Most paid web hosts offer FTP access.
– The majority of paid web hosting plans support at least one programming language to offer you PHP web hosting, ASP web hosting, CGI web hosting, Coldfusion web hosting or JSP web hosting.


– With the more disk space and data transfer you get with paid hosting, you can add more files to your
website and it can handle more traffic.

Disadvantages:

– The only disadvantage here is that it’s not free.

Benefits Of Professional Web Hosting Over Free Web Hosting

New webmasters and internet marketers often choose free web hosting service offered by web hosting giants like Yahoo and Netfirms to cut down a small percentage of their operating cost. They choose free service as it costs nothing and enables you to make a presence over the internet till they start making money online. However, free web hosting might not be the best choice for you.

We shall discuss in this article, benefits of professional or paid web hosting service over free web hosting service.

1. A professional web hosting will not display any type of banner and text ads unlike free web hosting where they display banner and text ads on the pages they offer free.

2. Professional web hosting generally offers enough bandwidth and space to manage your visitors and files unlike free web hosting where bandwidth and web space is restricted which can cause problems if you have big size files and constant traffic of visitors.

3. Unlike free web hosting, professional web hosting provides 24/7 high quality support to their customers

4. A flexible and easy to use control panel is offered by professional web hosting unlike free web hosting where it doesn’t exists most of the times.

5. One or more FTP accounts are provided to upload/download files from any FTP client by a professional web host unlike free web host where you’ll have to upload files using a web based upload manager which is slow and cumbersome.

6. Professional hosting provides full and your own domain name which helps boost search engine ranking unlike free hosting where you get a sub domain like yourname.webhost.com which doesn’t look professional

7. Professional hosting offers access to database (MS Access, MySQL) and scripting (Perl,PHP,VBScript) and flash unlike free web hosting where you will be able to upload only static pages most of the times.

8.Professional web hosting offers support for forums and blogs where your customers can easily find answers to their queries and problems. Free web hosting doesn’t offer any such service.

9. Free web hosting doesn’t allow e-mail accounts to be created with the domain unlike professional hosing where you get thousands of e-mail accounts which you can use from a e-mail client and web mail service offered by the company.

We can conclude as free web hosting service good for beginners or personal web pages. Always go for professional web hosting if you plan to earn money from your website and stay long in the business.